Archive for the ‘Ink’ Category

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What Do Ink Samples And Shotgun Shells Have In Common?

05/26/2016

They both fit in a 25-round multi-gauge ammo box from MTM Case-Gard. There are other configurations and sizes, but this box has a removable grate that keeps the vials from wiggling around. It comes in green and clear smoke with model number #S25D or #S-25-12D.

I learned about ammo boxes on FPN and ordered a few from Amazon at $4.50 a piece. Now my samples are sorted by brand though I might switch to color in future. My test tube racks have been retired as the ammo box is much more useful for storage purposes. Kudos to whoever discovered this find and posted about it on FPN.

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Another Benefit To The Platinum Slip & Seal Cap

05/21/2016

After several attempts to get ink to dry in a Platinum Century Slip & Seal pen, I give up. It just won’t happen, but I did discover a welcome additional benefit while giving it a hard time. Because the ink doesn’t dry in the nib and feed, the pen rinses out in record time even after being left idle for ages.

My Century Nice Pur B had Diamine Wild Strawberry in it with no use for months. Months! There was a faint ring of ink at the edge of the piston and dregs in the section. In any other pen, rinsing and soaking for hours if not days would be expected for such neglect. Darned if the pen didn’t rinse clean in less than two minutes total. Filling the converter with tepid water eight to ten times and then giving the nib a rinse in a stream of water removed ink from every nook and cranny. Is that pen amazing or what!

Thank you Luxury Brands USA for sending the Platinum Century Nice Pur. Slip & Seal is a brilliant mechanism for a beautiful fountain pen. Kudos to Platinum for ingenuity as well as execution.

The Nice and Nice Pur are currently on special at Nibs.com. It is a limited edition release, so grab one while you can.

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A Good Ink For Bad Paper

05/17/2016

Sometimes you just get lucky. Last night I was doodling on scrap paper and discovered that Diamine Peach Haze works brilliantly on 20# copy paper even from a 1.1mm italic nib. Who knew?

Peach Haze is brighter and more neon orange than the image, but the lack of feathering on cheap paper is impressive. However, there is show-through and bleed-through, if you are keeping score.

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On My Desk 05-15-2016

05/15/2016

The writing instruments on my desk needed a little exercise this morning.

Three inks are waiting for slots in my rotation: Pilot Blue-Black, Pelikan Violet and Diamine Vermillion. Pens to be determined. A turquoise or aqua ink will go in the Century Nice with its next fill. Diamine Marine has called dibs on a second Pilot Pocket Brush Pen though the Eco would show Marine to better advantage than the black barrel of the Pilot. It will all get sorted soon.

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An Eagle Nib Gets Properly Used

05/10/2016

Hat tip to Penucopia for finding this amazing video done with a Sailor King Eagle nib and Sailor Orange ink. Follow ohyayeh on Instagram to see more of his calligraphy. He is also on Facebook, but there are more videos on Instagram.

 

 

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Sunday Links From Inks To Pens To Giggles

04/24/2016

March winds have invaded April. The intermittent tapping at my window is a reminder that there is an outside world and the Internet mostly entertainment…

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Mint Ink

04/10/2016

For a hit of mint, either one will do.

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